International Foundation in Science, Comp, Engin

Science, Computing, Engineering and Mathematics International Foundation

UCAS Code: No Code (full time: 3 or 4 terms)

Course Overview

This course prepares you for an undergraduate degree in a range of science and engineering subjects at Newcastle University.

Student working on engineering equipment in laboratory.

Interested in progressing to Year 1 of an Science or Engineering degree?
This course provides a route into a range of science and engineering subjects. You will explore key concepts in mathematics for physical sciences and engineering. 
Practical learning supplements your theoretical studies. This includes field trips and laboratory work where you will gain hands-on experience.
This course is suitable if you:
  • need to improve your English language study skills within the context of science and engineering 
  • want to increase your subject knowledge of science and engineering 
Expand your skills and knowledge by covering topics such as:
  • core methods of calculus, differentiation and integration  
  • algebra, geometry and numerical methods
  • specialist modules in chemistry, physics or computing 
You'll also learn how to research, analyse and present your work effectively.
Successful completion of this course will lead to you being awarded our International Foundation Certificate (RQF Level 3).

Highlights of this degree

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Course Details

Modules for 2019/20 entry

Core modules (80 or 100 credits)

Specialist modules (20 or 40 credits)


Entry Requirements

To study on this course you need to meet the following entry requirements.

All candidates are considered on an individual basis.

If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

The entrance requirements below apply to 2020 entry.




You're guaranteed a place on one of our designated undergraduate degrees at Newcastle if you successfully complete the International Foundation in Physical Sciences and Engineering.

As a successful pathway student, you’ll have access to a number of Newcastle progression options. Each progression option will follow a specific pathway and specific requirements for both English/study skills and overall grade. You’ll also find some courses have specific requirements, such as:

  • successfully completing an interview;
  • having previously studied a relevant discipline;
  • having previously completed a degree; or
  • having IELTS 6.0 or equivalent in English language

Your progression options:

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. Take a look at the most recent data available for our graduates.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

96% of our 2017 UK-domiciled UG/PG graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

85.5% of our graduates are in graduate level employment or further study within six months of graduating.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.


Fees & Funding

2019-2020 fees


June 2019 start (4 terms) £24,890

September 2019 start (4 terms) £24,890

September 2019 start (3 terms) £19,995

January 2020 start (3 terms) £19,995

Tuition fees do not include the following.

Laboratory fee


Enrolment fee

An extra charge of £150 per academic programme, charged on confirmation.

Text books

The cost of your text books varies depending on how many terms you study:

  • 3 terms will cost approximately £210 per academic course
  • 4 terms will cost approximately £270 per academic course

Lab fee

An extra charge of £400 per year fee to cover the use of laboratory facilities.


Accommodation is not included in the fees. View your INTO Newcastle accommodation options.


We offer International Foundation Scholarships to a limited number of gifted students.

Visit our International Preparation Course website for more details.



How to apply

To apply online visit our INTO application form

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